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Old 05-07-2015, 11:15 PM   #15
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Great Find! and another '59 at that.
On our '58 18' Traveler we only have a Freshwater Tank and a Black Water Tank. I have made some changes allowing the Gray Water to either go direct overboard or be diverted into the Black Water Tank, this means that I have 2 discharge fittings.
Here are some links that may be helpful;
http://www.airstream.com/wp-content/...aee9932786.pdf
http://www.airstream.com/wp-content/...3b2675476e.pdf
prairieschooner thanks for the cool PDF's - these 50' trailers are so cool!!

i was born in 1959 so it's special to me - my 59 22' flying cloud that i was planning to restore was nice, but gutted and too much of a project and no original classic interior - i sold it 5 months ago. i wanted a longer 50's example and when the 59 24' came along i couldn't resist - finding one with a nice interior was great!

like an old collector car, the originality is the ultimate beauty and what makes it special - to be in am environment as it was built is like nothing else.

i restored a 1959 porsche 356 super sunroof 25 yrs ago - i think it's one of the most beautiful designs - they always reminded me of the 50' airstreams - simple round lines making a perfect shape/design.

hope my photo doesn't cause anyone to jump out their window - i don't bite
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:39 AM   #16
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I understand having things your birth year! it is really cool when you can say...it's as old as I am. Nice 356! that is one of the cars that I always wanted but never got. Simple and curvy is a perfect explanation and they are fun to drive.
I am a '52 Baby but chose not to do a '52 AS primarily because of the pipe frame. Then the '58 Traveler came along and we were looking for something in that size so it began. PS the tractor in my avatar is a 1952 Ford 8N and I am in the process with a '52 Pontiac Sedan Delivery that will be the Tow Vehicle for the '58 Traveler.
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Old 05-08-2015, 04:17 PM   #17
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That 356A has appreciated much faster than our old Airstreams! I had a college friend with a 356B. I was amazed how effortlessly it cruised at 80 mph. But they were too close to VW for my tastes. I needed a crude, noisy, leaky, unreliable front engine English sports car for my fun. Healys, MGs, Jags, Lotus were in my garage at one time or another years ago.

Your nice 356A won't pull your Airstream, even if they are the same year.

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